Smoked Gouda ‘Cheese’ Sauce

3.5 (6 reviews)

Smoked Gouda ‘Cheese’ Sauce



  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked in warm water for at least 1 hour and drained, water reserved
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp. white soy miso (or chickpea miso)
  • 1 Tbsp. arrowroot powder


  • Combine the cashews, 1/4 cup (60 ml) of the reserved soaking water, the lemon juice, nutritional yeast, and miso in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Add up to 2/3 cup (160 ml) more of water. Add 1 tablespoon of arrowroot powder.
  • Transfer the cheese to a small pot and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, 3 to 4 minutes, until it’s thickened but still drips slowly off a spoon. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Makes 6 servings

Recipe from But My Family Would Never Eat Vegan!: 125 Recipes to Win Everyone Over © Kristy Turner, 2016. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment. Available wherever books are sold.

Rated 3.5/5 based on 6 reviews

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